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Task Force, 1943


Published 1943


Naval Photographic Center film #10893. National Archives description: "1) MS Burning Japanese plane after being hit. Good
2) MS Japanese plane hit by machine gun fire and heading toward the water.
3) MS Japanese fighter hit, banking off to left.
4) MS Japanese plane hit and twisting. Fair
5) MS Japanese plane hit and diving out of scene.
6) MS Japanese plane hit.
7) MLS Plane hit over water; tracers continue going toward the Japanese plane; meatball is seen on wing of plane as it burns (SV). Fair
8) MS Japanese plane climbing in flames after being hit.
9) MLS Japanese fighter twisting and turning after being hit and in flames.
10) AtoA MS Tracers heading towards Japanese plane; plane is smoking.
11) AtoA MLS Japanese fighter hit by machine gun fire.
12) AtoA MS Japanese fighter twisting and turning and being hit. Good
13) GtoA MLS F4U in flight over Peleliu, dropping Napalm bombs.
14) MS Napalm bomb hitting; black smoke rising from area.
15) GtoA MS PAN F4U dropping Napalm bombs; bomb explosions along hillside (SV). Good
16) LA MS Napalm bomb hitting burned out hillside; black smoke rising. Good
17) MCU PAN F6F taking off from deck.
18) CU Men removing chocks.
19) CU PAN SB2C taking off from carrier.
20) MS Men on deck underneath an aircraft getting plane ready for take off.
21) CU Plane director on deck.
22) CU PAN TBM taking off on deck launch.
23) MCU PAN SB2C taking off.
24) AtoA LS Large formation of planes in flight, heading towards the Philippines.
25) AtoG MS Bomb hit made on runway in Philippines.
26) AtoG MS Another bomb hit made on parking area.
27) AtoA MLS Aircraft in flight. Poor
28) AtoA MS Japanese plane hit by machine gun fire.
29) AtoA CU Twin engine Japanese plane being hit. Good to Fair
30) AtoA CU Twin engine Japanese plane. Fair
31) AtoA CU Plane being hit; part of right wing flies off. Good
32) MS Twin 5" mounts firing up into sky.
33) MS Quad 40 mount firing at aircraft.
34) GtoA LS Flak in the sky; tracers heading into sky during Philippine invasion.
35) CU Crew on Quad 40 loading gun.
36) GtoA LS Japanese plane being hit as seen from ship.
37) GtoA LS Japanese plane hit and diving down towards the water. Fair
38) AtoA LS Japanese plane hit and diving towards water.
39) MS Kamikaze hit on an ammunition ship; terrific explosion; smoke rises from ship like an umbrella. Good
40) AtoG MS Smoke rising high into air from explosion.
41) MS PAN TBM taxiing over deck during sunset. Fair to Poor
42) MS PAN F4U on take off on deck launch. Fair
43) LA MCU PAN F6F taking off on deck launch from aircraft carrier (SV).
44) AtoG LS Carrier underway; PAN up to flight of SB2Cs in formation. Good to Fair
45) AtoA MLS TBMs in flight over water; small group of F6Fs in background (SV). Good
46) CU TBF on deck.
47) AtoA MS F6Fs and TBMs in flight; fighters begin peeling off; PAN to TBMs peeling off. Good
48) AtoG MS PAN Over rough looking terrain, marked with bomb hits.
49) AtoG LS Explosions on ground.
50) AtoG MS APA with landing craft circling off to starboard side.
51) AtoG MS Landing craft heading into beach on invasion.
52) AtoA MCU SBD in flight.
53) AtoG LS Small islands, partly covered with clouds.
54) AtoG MS Atoll; landing field on small island.
55) AtoA MCU SBDs in flight. Good."
National Archives Identifier: 79000
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Run time 11 minutes 8 seconds
Producer United States. Navy
Audio/Visual silent, color
Language English

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